Tara Fela-Durotoye
3 distinguished Nigerian female entrepreneurs (Tara Fela-Durotoye, Folake Folarin Coker and Ola Orekunrin) have made Forbes’ 2013 list of 20 young power women in Africa. These 20 female game changers have been described as “the most innovative, courageous, daring and successful young women aged 45 and under, the continent’s emerging power brokers, the Amazons to watch, and the custodians of tomorrow.”
(1) Folake Folarin Coker, Fashion Designer, Founder and CEO, Tiffany Amber Beauty (Nigeria)
(2) Tara Fela Durotoye, Beauty Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO, House of Tara International (Nigeria)
(3) Ola Orekunrin, Medical Doctor, Founder, The Flying Doctors. (Nigeria)
(4) Isabel Dos Santos, Investor. (Angola)
(5) Mimi Alemayehou, Executive Vice
President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) (Ethiopia)
(6) Vera Songwe, Country Director,
World Bank, Senegal (Cameroon)
(7) Rapelang Rabana, Entrepreneur, CEO and Founder, Yeigo Communications (South Africa)
(8) Claire Akamanzi, Chief Operating Officer, Rwanda Development Board (Rwanda)
(9) Valentina da Luz Guebuza, Investor (Mozambique)
(10) Hadeel Ibrahim, Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation (Sudan)
(11) Alengot Oromait, Member Of Parliament (Uganda)
(12) Monica Musonda, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Java Foods (Zambia)
(13) Lindiwe Mazibuko, Politician &
Parliamentary Leader, Democratic Alliance (DA) (South Africa)
(14) Minoush Abdel-Meguid, Private Equity Investor, Entrepreneur, Investment Banker (Egypt)
(15) Sibongile Sambo, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SRS Aviation (South Africa)
(16) Lupita Nyong’o, Actress and Filmmaker (Kenya)
(17) Amini Kajunju, President & CEO, Africa-America Institute, (Democratic Republic of Congo)
(18) NoViolet Bulawayo, Author (Zimbabwe)
(19) Wangechi Mutu, Artist and Sculptor (Kenya)
(20) Angellah Kariuki, Politician (Tanzania)